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Live Chat With Jeanneau On New Sun Fast 3300
Jeanneau development chief Hervé Piveteau is answering questions in a YouTube live chat today (Monday 27 May) about the new Sun Fast 3300 as its latest video hyping the new craft is premiered. Described by the French yacht builder as…
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Folding hinged propellers help reduce drag under the surface
Ensuring there’s no unnecessary high resistance in the water is one key to the success of X-Yachts hull designs over the years, as CEO and founder Niels Jeppesen explains in the latest instalment of its video series, which you can watch below.…
The UK Royal Navy's only 'on-duty warship' HMS St. Albans departed Portsmouth Naval Base (as AFLOAT pictured above) is scheduled to arrive today (lunchtime) at the Port of Holyhead (operated by Stena Line Ports). The north Wales port town is to hold a special events tomorrow (read below) including public tours of the 'Duke' class frigate at the Orthios Jetty. This is close to Newry Beach where AFLOAT also adds is the local Maritime Museum which over the years has developed closer relationships with its Irish Sea counterpart located near the East Pier, Dun Laoghaire Harbour.
A UK Royal Navy warship is sailing to north Wales (today) to take part in the annual Armed Forces Day celebrations. HMS St Albans, reports NorthWalesLive, will arrive at the Port of Holyhead to take part in a series of events…
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The new Whaly Inland Fisheries fleet
Following successful sea trials, the eagerly anticipated hand over of five Whaly 500R completed boats has been made by O'Sullivan's Marine to Inland Fisheries crews from all over Ireland, from Wexford to Donegal. Each boat was custom built to its own…
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Artist’s impression of the new Beneteau First Yacht 53, which debuts at Cannes this autumn
After two years of development, Beneteau’s First Yacht 53 will be shown for the first time at the Cannes Yachting Festival this September, followed by autumn boat shows in Genoa, Barcelona and in the US at Annapolis. The 17-metre yacht…
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Chimaera is competing in this weekend's Scottish Series
The North Sails Ireland team of Nigel Young, Shane Hughes and myself, Maurice O'Connell, head to the Scottish Series today to race with our customers and against our many friends from Ireland and the UK. J109 Chimaera I will be racing…
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Finn Lynch checks his Tacktick compass (positioned on the deck at the mast step) during World Sailing's Miami world Cup in January
After the Rio Olympics, the International Laser Class Association changed it's class rules to allow the use of digital compasses. The rule now is that 'Electronic, self-contained, digital compasses using only magnetic input are permitted.' In conversation with Viking Marine Ambassador…
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The XC45 is bound for Kinsale in County Cork
There is a brand new XC45 yacht on its way to Kinsale, Co Cork writes Barry Hayes of UK Sailmakers Ireland. Currently lying in the X-Yachts factory yard in Denmark; it will soon be on its way to Irish waters…
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The New Antares 9 from Beneteau and BJ Marine
The New Antares 9 sets the stage for an exciting future of outboard-sports-cruisers from Beneteau writes David Hoctor of Irish agents BJ Marine Both the largest and sportiest Antares outboard to date, this is the model that bridges the gap…
This 2007-2015 refitted JONGERT TREWES CLIPPER 59 built in 1972 is for sale on Afloat Boats for Sale
There are as many people down-sizing boats these days as there are those who are trading up, with it becoming more difficult to get regular crew as modern family life makes time demands on people who, in a previous age,…
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Viking Marine Taking Pre-Orders For Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta Official Clothing Collection
The official clothing collection from Helly Hansen for the 2019 Volvo Dun Laoghaire Regatta is now available for pre-order from the event’s retail partners Viking Marine. And what’s more, all items ordered by Friday 14 June come with free screen…
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O’Sullivan’s Marine in County Kerry Are Expanding
County Kerry Marine firm O’Sullivan’s Marine has added another 1200 square foot of mezzanine floor to its Tralee showrooms to accommodate the increase in its chandlery stock for the 2019 season. O’Sullivan’s Marine has also announced an increased partnership with a number of…
The J97 Windjammer  (Lindsay Casey) took her first ISORA overall win and Class 2 in the fourth race of the Viking Marine Coastal Series
The first Irish Coastal race of the Viking Marine ISORA Coastal Championship 2019 took place on the 18th May with a starting time of 10.00. 21 boats from the entry list of 22 came to the start line in Dun…
Howth Yacht Club Commodore Joe McPeake (second from left) with David Hoctor of BJ Marine, Joe Gough and Tommy Squires
An Irish BJ Marine sponsored angling team have qualified for the grand final of the Beneteau Barracuda Tour in France today.  As Afloat previously reported here, the team comprising of former Howth Yacht Club Commodore Joe McPeake, Joe Gough and Tommy Squires were…
Jedi starts the 2018 Round Ireland race just days prior to the man overboard incident that’s the subject of Kenneth Rumball and John White’s talk
Kenneth Rumball and John White are taking the Irish National Sailing and Powerboat School’s popular ‘man overboard’ lecture to the Royal Ocean Racing Club’s London clubhouse this evening (Thursday 16 May). On 29 June 2018, the J109 yacht Jedi started…
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UK Sailmakers’ Uni-Titanium sails on the Dublin Bay yacht WOW
Towards the end of the winter period and during the beginning of spring UK Sailmakers Ireland were out and about doing our rounds of the country’s yacht clubs getting sailors hungry and prepared for the busy season ahead. Our EDU talk this…

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